"It began for me with my first kuruma-ride out of the European quarter..."
October 17, 2005 6:46 AM Subscribe
is a goldmine of travel accounts, from Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation
and Bartram's Travels Through North &South Carolina, Georgia, East &West Florida,the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws
to the Journals of Lewis and Clark
and Washinton Irving's Astoria; Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains
and Dickens's Pictures from Italy
and Lafcadio Hearn's Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan
(from which I took the post title) to... well, find your own favorites. There's an astonishing amount of stuff there. "Of course you will act according to your own plans, and do what you think best—but FIND LIVINGSTONE!
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